According to reports, the University of Michigan football team has added another player for the 2019 season.
Wolverines Wire is reporting that long snapper William Wagner has decided to attend Michigan as a walk-on.
From Wolverines Wire:
Michigan special teams assistant coach Tyler Brown reached out to Alpharetta (Ga.) 2019 five-star long snapper William Wagner on Dec. 6 to extend a walk-on offer.
After talking with his coaches, including special teams trainers Mike McCabe, Ty Frix, Casey Casper, Wagner made a decision just less than two mothers after picking up the offer from the Wolverines.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound long snapper committed to Michigan on Jan. 31. He had other football offers from Mercer and Brown University.
— William Wagner (@Williamwagner55) January 31, 2019
In early December, Wagner attended the Rubio Long Snapping Fall Camp in Georgia and his reviews were amazing.
From Rubio Long Snapping:
Wagner was solid at the Rubio Long Snapping Fall Camp in GA on December 2, 2018. Big and thick Long Snapper that can snap with great power. Very high academics make him a Long Snapper that can snap a high level ball at a very high level institution. Snapping full power and following through all the way to the punter will push Wagner all the way to the top. Consistency of overall speed is the key to Wagner at VEGAS XXXIII and beyond.
Wagner was very solid at the TOP 12 Camp this summer in CA. Massive bodied man that has really improved his overally physique over the last year. Looks like a college athelte right now and still has one year left of high school. Wagner is starting to snap with a lot of confidence and the ball is traveling back to the punter at college speeds right now. Need to see Wanger continue to work on his athleticism and make sure he is leading with his elbows to create more overall whip on the ball. Great attitude and the sky is the limit for Wagner.
Wagner did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXXI Event on January 12-14, 2018. Thick and strong Long Snapper with the ability to put a lot of power on the ball back to the punter. Moves pretty darn well on his feet for his size. Wagner shows absolute waves of brilliance where he is easily at the college level with his snapping. Need to make sure Wagner is consistent with his snapping motion so that the “waves” have no low tide so to speak. Locking down his snapping motion (coming through and not up, driving with his elbows, following through with his fingers, getting his eyes through) will push Wagner into a scholarship Long Snapper….without a doubt. Tremendous attitude and he is definitely going to make his next coach ecstatic.